Masters (MS) in Australia for Indian Students: Colleges & Fees

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 15:06 IST

A Master’s degree from an Australian university is a ticket to a great career. Australian qualification makes you very attractive to a potential employer in Australia, at home and around the world.

Australia accepts 3-year undergraduate programs for master’s courses. The average salary for a fresh graduate in Australia is AUD$72,000 per annum.

Highlights for Masters in Australia



Total no. of Master Colleges in Australia

Approximately 40+  Colleges

Master’s Cost in Australia

Tuition Fee: AUD$22,000 – AUD$50,000 annually.

Living expenses: AUD$11,000 – AUD$22,000 annually.

Top specializations

Business Management, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture

Exam required


Top 10 Master’s Colleges in Australia

The overall university ranking released by QS world university ranking 2023 and Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking 2022 for Australian universities are as follows:


QS Ranking 2023

THE Ranking 2022

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia



University of Melbourne

Parkville, Australia



University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia



University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia



University of Queensland

Brisbane City, Australia



Monash University

Melbourne, Australia



University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia



University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia



University of Technology Sydney

Haymarket, Australia



University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia



Popular Master Specializations for Australia

Australia offers a wide and diverse range of courses for students. Some of the most popular specializations are:

  • Business management
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical

Master’s Cost/Fee in Australia

The total cost of studying in Australia depends upon the course, university and location of your study in Australia. It is important to know the average cost of living and studying in Australia for your financial preparations. Here we are providing an approximate figure for the cost of living and studying in Australia.

  • For master’s programs the tuition fee may be in the range of AUD$22,000 – AUD$50,000 per year.
  • Living cost depends upon your lifestyle, yet you can expect your living cost for a boarding school to be in the range of AUD$11,000 – AUD$22,000 per year and accommodation on–campus may cost you AUD$110 – AUD$280 per week.

Student Visa Cost

Students are required to have a student visa (subclass 500) and the base application charge for this visa is AUD$630. This visa allows students to work part-time in Australia.

Master’s Requirements for Australia

Academic requirements will vary depending upon the course you choose. General requirements for any course you choose are as follows:

  • Proof that you have completed a recognized tertiary qualification with a minimum GPA equivalent to 65%
  • English proficiency tests, like IELTS or TOEFL
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

Work Permit post Master’s in Australia

The Temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) allows international students, who have graduated recently and have necessary skills and qualifications that are relevant to occupations Australia need, to live, study and work in Australia.

Australian government allows international students to bring their family with them under the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485). Under this visa you are allowed to stay between 2 – 4 years post graduation. The cost of this visa is AUD$1,680. The processing time visa (subclass 485) is between 10-14 months.

Master’s Scholarships for Australia 

Several scholarships are available for master’s programs specially for the international students like Rotary Peach Fellowship, Australian Government Research Training Program, Australia Awards Scholarship, etc.

For more information on the scholarships for Australia, please visit our website.

Master’s Jobs and Salaries for Australia (ROI)

Australia has immense opportunities to find post-study work. The graduate programs act like a stopping point at some of Australia’s leading organization in a range of industries and sectors. The average graduate salary in Australia is AUD$72,000 per year, entry level positions start at AUD$63,000.

Master Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

Master of Computer Science

Unimelb, Melbourne

INR 25,01,637

Master of Medical Physics

USYD, Sydney

INR 28,51,920

Master of Cyber Security

RMIT University, Melbourne

INR 19,32,595

Master of Public Health

Deakin University, Burwood

INR 20,91,408

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Monash University, Melbourne

INR 23,93,376

Master of Construction Management

The University of Adelaide

INR 21,80,880

FAQs for Study Master’s in Australia

Q. What is the minimum score of IELTS required for Australia?

A. IELTS score vary for each master course but an overall 6.5 IELTS score is optimum for any course.

Q. What is the average tuition fee in Australia for master’s courses?

A. The tuition fee for master courses vary and depend upon the specialization you choose. The average tuition fee for any master course in Australia is AUD$34,000.

Q. What is the cost of student visa for Australia?

A. The cost of student visa is AUD$630 for Australia.

Q. is Australia good for master courses?

A. Australia is one of the most sought after destination for higher studies after US and UK. Hundreds of thousands of international students go to Australia for higher studies each year.

Q. What is average living cost in Australia?

A. The average living cost in Australia is approximately AUD$ 22,000 yearly.

Q. is 15 years of education accepted in Australia for admission in to masters courses?

A. Yes, almost all the universities in Australia accept 3-year undergraduate degrees from Indian universities.